Japanese Movies (Wellington)

(For information about free movie screenings in Auckland/Hamilton, please visit the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland's website.)

Admission is free! Movies are screened free of charge at the Japan Information & Cultural Centre on the last Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 6pm. The dates and titles may change due to unforeseen circumstances so please check back to confirm there have been no changes.

A short video (Japan Video Topics) will be shown from 5.45pm before the feature film begins at 6pm. Admission is free of charge and on a first-come-first-served basis.

Embassy and elevator access will be available from 5.30pm.

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Monthly Movies
Japan Information and Cultural Centre

L18 The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis St.

5:45pm,Thursday 24 & Tuesday 29  Sep. 2015



Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Released: 2010.  Running Time: 94 mins.
Rating: PG.  Genre: Animated fantasy film
Director: Yonebayashi Hiromasa.
Starring: Shida Mirai, Kamiki Ryunosuke, Miura Tomokazu

A Studio Ghibli animation based on Mary Norton's children's novels, "The Borrowers," set in modern day Japan. This is a story of a budding love between a boy and a tiny girl who must not let her existence be known by humans. 14-year-old Arrietty (voice: Shida Mirai) lives with her parents under the floor boards of a grand house with a large garden. They are a family of tiny people and they "borrow" from the humans what items they can to get by. But one summer day, Arrietty is discovered by a 12-year-old boy, Sho (voice: Kamiki Ryunosuke), who has moved into the house to recover from an illness.

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Free admission based on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, please make sure to come early (Lifts are available from 5:30pm).The entrance will be closed if the theatre reaches capacity.  A short Japan video topics DVD will be shown from 5:45pm before the start of the feature film at 6:00pm.


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